After completing the extreme physical and mental challenges of SEALFit academy, Jim Rutan returned to Pennsylvania aware of the staggering goals that can be achieved when one dares to push past perceived limits. This renewed energy led to Jim and his wife Lisa opening a 9,000 sq. ft. CrossFit gym in their city of Allentown. CrossFit Honor (http://www.crossfithonor.com), has become a second home for not only their family but their clients as well and they train everyone “from Special Forces candidates to Grandparents.”
On June 2, 2012, Jim and Lisa are hosting “Murph Day 2012″ in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Michael Murphy. Listen in to this interview to learn more about this one-of-a-kind event and the Rutan’s family mission to promote fitness.
A hillseeker in all walks of life, Jeff Grant, is Michael’s guest in this podcast. Hear about his transformation from an overweight corporate executive into an endurance athlete. Two years ago, Jeff left the corporate world and is now making helping others find health through fitness his vocation. Learn more about Jeff and his online training courses and in person classes in Switzerland at http://HillSeekerFitness.com. Jeff is also a trainer at SEALFit in San Diego and a POSE running instructor. Jeff gives his student’s unique monthly challenges. February’s challenge was “thrusters,” and Jeff video taped himself completing the daily task, even if it meant doing so in an airport lounge.
“Hell Week” is infamous in Navy SEAL training for weeding out the 80% of candidates who don’t have a warrior mentality. Retired SEAL Commander Mark Divine is back again with Michael, this time to talk about his training program – Kokoro Camp – that helps attendees find their warrior spirit. Kokoro camp, while based on “Hell Week”, encourages students to succeed rather than quit. Its mission is to “develop mental toughness and promote your warrior spirit growth in this one of a kind training. Leadership, Building Elite Teams, Self Mastery, Character and Kokoro (unconquerable spirit) are trained and tested through 50 hours of intense physical and internal work.” Learn more at http://www.sealfit.com/camps-academies/kokoro-camp/
Don Mann spent 18 years as a Navy SEAL and was a member of the exclusive and elite SEAL Team Six for 8 of those years. Following the events of May 2, 2011 and the raid on the Osama Bin Laden compound by SEAL Team Six, Don felt compelled to give the world a glimpse into this secretive military unit and wrote Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors. Mr. Mann joins Michael Ostrolenk in this podcast to discuss his book – parts of which have been censored by the U.S. Government. In addition to revealing the history of this special ops force, Mr. Mann also gives his assessment of the possible consequences of President Obama’s decision to publicly acknowledge the existence of the team including divulging the identities of its members. Michael and Don also discuss what it takes to build the mental and physicial toughness needed to become a SEAL and the extreme psychological, fitness, and endurance challenges these men face. Don Mann is also the author of The Modern Day Gunslinger: The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual and the forthcoming The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook.
Whether you are an aspiring Navy SEAL, current military personnel seeking to improve your skill set, or just want to challenge your mental and physical toughness, SEAL Training Adventures provides training courses that will test and improve your ability to perform in the extreme conditions expected our U.S. special operations forces. In this podcast hosted by Michael Ostrolenk, SEAL Training Adventures CEO & NYC chiroprator Dr. Stephen Erle explains what inspired him to become a trainer of these elite endurance athletes and also gives a glimpse at what participants can expect from their training experience. Do you have the mettle to push forward through your perceived mental and physical thresholds?
After loosing her job in the dot.com bust, Tierza Davis embraced her passion for surfing and founded Pura Vida Adventures in Costa Rica. Ms. Davis transformed her life and is now helping women transform, empower and rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and sprirts through surf and yoga retreats. In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, she recounts her journey and explains the benefits to health and wellness found in the synergy of these outwardly diverse yet complementary activities.
Today’s youth are considered the most inactive generation in history and their life expectancy is predicted to be less than their parents. In this podcast Billy Locke, Executive Director of GooDeed Health, joins Michael Ostrolenk to discuss what his organization is doing to help fix this problem. GoodDeed Health is working to expand, through a nationwide physical trainer network, its after school programs (soon to be in 1500 schools) that teach kids to make wellness a way of life and maintain healthy life-long habits in fitness, nutrition, and emotional health.
Our modern world socializes us to forget the grace and efficiency of motion (not to mention stamina) we had as young children. Over time, this loss of ease of movement can lead to a host of physiological and mental ailments. Created by Steve Shafarman to help adults increase their awareness of and relearn these lost skills, Flexaware is a revolution in exercise, fitness, and healing inspired by the self-rehabilitation techniques of Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais combined with insights gleaned from observing the way young children move and learn. Michael Ostrolenk interviews Mr. Shafarman in this podcast and they discuss the principles of Flexaware and its healing effect on physical problems like arthritis, chronic pain, and even asthma.